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CollectionsYour library (197), Read but unowned (3), All collections (199)

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About meMy aunt introduced me to Gothic mystery novels when I was 13. I read Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart novels voraciously. These books were edgy enough to be exciting and pristine enough to be suitable for a teenager growing up in the mid-70's. They are my favorite authors of all time.

I wish I could find a contemporary author out there that wrote novels in the same tone as Holt or Stewart. I am still looking.

About my libraryI prefer psychological suspense over every other category. There are smatterings of quirky, contemporary and romance novels in my list. I own over 20 books I haven't read yet. Somehow I find it more interesting to check out books at the library rather then read the ones sitting in my closet. E-Books seem to suck all the life out of my reading enjoyment. I prefer a living, breathing book in my hand.

My reading assessment:

Four stars - Excellent.
Three stars - Good.
Two stars - One or two elements of the story kept if from being a total loss.
One star - Uh, no.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2012, Catholic Tradition, Frequently Asked Questions, Literary Snobs, Name that Book, Playing games and solving puzzles

Favorite authorsMaeve Binchy, Kahlil Gibran, Rona Jaffe, Jean Plaidy, Dana Fuller Ross (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 5, 2012

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